Advertisement

Holiday pop-up shops on the Ped Mall open on Saturday


The first pop-up shop structure delivered to Black Hawk Mini Park on Nov. 22, 2017. — photo by Zak Neumann

The first of three temporary structures that will house the Downtown Holiday Market’s pop-up shops was delivered to Black Hawk Mini Park on Wednesday afternoon. The pop-up shops are replacing the one-day tent sale that was held in the park for the past two years.

The shops open on Saturday, and over the next five weeks they will feature goods from a variety of Iowa City stores. This weekend the pop-ups will be filled by BLU Collar, Whitties Knitties and Two Ten Designs.

These first shops will only be open on Saturday and Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. While the hours will stay the same, the number of days the shops are open will change starting on Nov. 30. For the final four weeks, the shops will be open from Thursday to Sunday. The full schedule for the shops, and which retailers are participating in the holiday sale, can be found on the Iowa City Downtown District’s (ICDD) site.

Interior of pop-up shop structure in Black Hawk Mini Park. Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. — photo by Zak Neumann

The ICDD solicited proposals for the pop-up shops from local architects. “We thought we should put an Iowa City twist on this, if we were going to do it,” Betsy Potter, ICDD’s director of operations, told Little Village when the shops were announced. The winning submission came from Sanjay Jani of Akar Architecture. The structures were built by Iowa City’s Hardy Lawn Furniture.

This year’s Downtown Holiday Market is sponsored by the University of Iowa Community Credit Union, which also sponsored the previous two holiday markets.


Thoughts? Tips? A cute picture of a dog? Share them with LV » editor@littlevillagemag.com

Advertisement

Summer Programs 2020

Get 150+ local restaurants delivered to your door in the Iowa City & Cedar Rapids areas!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US!

July 2020 marks Little Village’s 19th anniversary. With our community of readers alongside us, we’ll be ready for what the next 19 have in store.

BECOME A SUPPORTER:

Regular

$10/mo or $120/year
(AUTO-RENEW)
The cost of doing this work really adds up! Your contribution at this level will cover telephone and internet expenses for one month at the LV editorial offices.

Italic

$20/mo or $240/year
(AUTO-RENEW)
$240 is enough to cover one month’s costs for sending out our weekly entertainment newsletter, The Weekender. Make a contribution at this level to put a little more oomph on your support and your weekend.

Bold

$30/mo or $360/year
(AUTO-RENEW)
LittleVillageMag.com connects eastern Iowa culture with the world. Your contribution at this level will cover the site’s hosting costs for three months. A bold move for our boldest supporters!

All monthly and annual contributors receive:

  • Recognition on our Supporters page (aliases welcome)
  • Exclusive early access when we release new half-price gift cards
  • Access to a secret Facebook group where you can connect with other supporters and discuss the latest news and upcoming events (and maybe swap pet pics?) with the LV staff
  • Invitations to periodic publisher chats (held virtually for now) to meet with Matt and give him a piece of your mind, ask your burning questions and hear more about the future plans for Little Village, Bread & Butter Magazine, Witching Hour Festival and our other endeavors.